I’m an OS and am very clog prone. These bad boys emptied me out in seven minutes. I’ve had less clog issues since switching to the liquid shields and empty faster. If you are an OS please be mindful. If you took 30+minutes before, you may not anymore and you’ll want to make sure you’re not triggering additional milk production by pumping after empty for too long. Great buy, so great I’m considering getting the genie pump
It is a wonderful experience, i no longer experience pain when i pump as the shield collapses around our ****** and it feels like baby suckling. Recommended for a wonderful breastfeeding journey
As a first time mum of a prem baby, expressing around the clock, I could not find comfortable shields and the standard 24mm that the hospital provides and come with pumps were enormous and my supply was minimal. After changing over to the liquid shields my supply significantly increased, my boobs weren’t sore after every pump and overall it’s made my expressing experience so much better! Have now bought more shields to add to the collection. I LOVE the liquid shields, won’t be going back to standard shields
Using the correct sized breastshield is really important to have the most comfortable pumping experience. We are all different shapes and sizes, and it can be really hard to know which breastshield size you will be when you start pumping.
A baby's mouth compresses a nipple evenly all over the nipple and areola, whereas a breastshield flange is rigid. As a result, if your flange is too large, the areola will 'bunch' up into the flange, which can cause pain and nipple trauma. You want the flange to be just wide enough to fit the base of your nipple, preventing the areola from being able to get pulled into the flange.
Using our nipple ruler is a good place to start.
If you've used the ruler and you're still not sure, we're happy to help with another opinion. If you'd like us to give you feedback, please take a photo of your nipple through each size so we can compare how each fits. You can send your pics through the 'chat' function at bottom right of the page.
For extra help, send a video of your nipple in the flange while you're pumping through our Fitting Room.